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Pope Martin IV

1220 - 1285

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Pope Martin IV (Latin: Martinus IV; c. 1210/1220 – 28 March 1285), born Simon de Brion, was the head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 22 February 1281 to his death on 28 March 1285. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Martin IV has received more than 170,471 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Pope Martin IV is the 271st most popular religious figure (down from 246th in 2019), the 291st most popular biography from France (down from 274th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular French Religious Figure.

Pope Martin IV is most famous for being the pope who convened the Council of Constance.

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Among religious figures, Pope Martin IV ranks 271 out of 2,238Before him are Pope Sixtus I, Saint Pantaleon, Pope Celestine I, Pope Gelasius II, Habakkuk, and Gregory of Nyssa. After him are Ulfilas, Pope Sylvester III, Moses in Islam, Caiaphas, Photios I of Constantinople, and Rebecca.

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Among people born in 1220, Pope Martin IV ranks 3Before him are Roger Bacon and Alexander Nevsky. After him are Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, William of Rubruck, Brunetto Latini, Stefan Uroš I, Alphonse, Count of Poitiers, Ugolino della Gherardesca, Traidenis, Emperor Go-Saga, and Enzo of Sardinia. Among people deceased in 1285, Pope Martin IV ranks 3Before him are Philip III of France and Charles I of Anjou. After him are Peter III of Aragon, Francesca da Rimini, Kunigunda of Halych, Theodora of Trebizond, Philip I, Count of Savoy, John I, Duke of Saxony, Yekuno Amlak, Rutebeuf, and John II of Jerusalem.

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Among people born in France, Pope Martin IV ranks 291 out of 6,011Before him are Henri Moissan (1852), Louis, Grand Dauphin (1661), Eugène de Beauharnais (1781), Letizia Ramolino (1750), Robert II of France (972), and Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême (1775). After him are John I of France (1316), Nadar (1820), Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette (1757), Louis VI of France (1081), Elisabeth of Valois (1545), and William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825).


Among religious figures born in France, Pope Martin IV ranks 22Before him are Francis de Sales (1567), Pope Urban VI (1318), Pope Clement IV (1190), Vincent de Paul (1581), Pope Callixtus II (1065), and Pope Urban IV (1185). After him are Pope Innocent V (1225), Genevieve (423), Hugues de Payens (1074), Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647), Luigi Lucheni (1873), and John Vianney (1786).